The month is almost over and there are announcements of who will be at the UFC 151 at September 1 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The headline for UFC 151 is a light heavyweight title showdown between Jon Hones and Dan Henderson an ex-Strikeforce titlist.
Jon Jones is one of the youngest and yet the most wins as a fighter. He has 16 wins and only one loss for his career. He wins by mostly using submissions but won 8 of his wins by knockout or technical knockout. He as an impressive 7 straight victory since his last and only defeat in the ring that came from Matt Hamill at the UFC The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December 2009. He has defeated several household names in the industry namely Brandon Vera, Vladimir Matsuyeshenko, Ryan Bader, Mauricio Rua, Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida and his very recent fight was at the UFC 145 headlining a wins over Rashed Evans.
His opponent, Dan “Hendo” Henderson is 41 years old with 29 wins and just 8 losses. Over his 29 win career, he has lashed out 13 knockouts and technical knockouts with only 2 submissions. He has 4 consecutive wins before this fight and these were against equally impressive fighters like Renato Sobral, Rafael Cavalcante, Fedor Emelianenko and Mauricio Rua at the recent UFC 139 “Shogun versus Hendo.”
Meanwhile, other fighters that will be featured in this pay-per-view event are Josh Koscheck, former welterweight title contender versus Jake Ellenberger which is featured as a co-event.
And in other news, Roller stopped a three-fight skid in his most recent fight at the Octagon which cause John Alessio an unanimous decision last July 7 at UFC 148 . Roller acted like he was not aware that his standings as a fighter has become in jeopardy as the veteran dropped bouts to impressive fights with Melvin Gullard, T.J. Grant and Michael Johnson.
Another fighter, Volkmann is already preparing for his upcoming event. He was poised for a five-straight wins when he was won over Paul Sass using a triangle-ambar submission two months ago. This is his only defeat as a lightweight and this is also a mark in his UFC loss when he submitted to Martiin Kampmann with a guillotine choke in 2010.
With these powerful fighters in the card, UFC 151 will definitely a fight to watch!